NIH Award

The National Institutes of Health (NIH) awarded $20 million to the University of Kentucky to move research discoveries to health care solutions more quickly. The five-year funding, awarded through the NIH's institutional Clinical and Translational Science Awards program, is the largest research funding award ever received by UK and will be used to support research at UK's Center for Clinical and Translational Science, making it part of a select national biomedical research consortium. The UK center is led by Dr. Philip Kern, associate provost for clinical and translational science, who serves as principal investigator of the program.